Nisreen Diab-Hawley, founder of The Green Cuisine List, parent, blogger and owner of Sweet Box Treats, is an advocate for healthy living; her cooking, lifestyle, and work all reflect her commitment to quality products and reducing her family’s carbon footprint. Nisreen’s quest for a healthy, more sustainable lifestyle began in 2007 when she became pregnant with her 1st child. In 2010 Nisreen began a restaurant database at www.GreenCuisineList.com to encourage the support of local restaurants with commitments to using hormone free, antibiotic free, non-GMO ingredients. She is now the mother of two beautiful children and has quite the following on her Facebook/Twitter pages where she shares recipes and information about the dangers of all-too-common unhealthy ingredients lurking in our food. In January of 2012 Nisreen began a Sweets business from her home kitchen, she uses only organic and/or locally sourced hormone and chemical free items to create Organically Sexy Treats, because you need to give yourself permission to indulge once in a while and Taste the Love <3
Don’t ask me how I thought of this dish, I was staring into the refrigerator, I pulled out a head of cauliflower and then like a scene from Beautiful Mind it all started coming together in my head and I just couldn’t get these veggies washed, chopped and cooked fast enough…this dish had the ability to be something great or a total disaster and there was really only one way to find out!!
1 head of cauliflower, chopped
3T olive oil
1/2 med sized onion diced
2 cloves garlic diced
1 pasilla pepper chopped (or pepper of your choice depending on how hot you want this to be)
4 sweet peppers chopped
2 Chicken Sausages Chopped (I had these leftover so I threw them in but again totally optional)
1 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (please make sure it’s hormone free for me, please!)
Preheat your oven to 395 degrees, lay your cauliflower pieces out on a foil lined pan or cookie sheet, drizzle with 2T olive oil and add salt to taste. Bake for about 20 minutes until cauliflower starts to brown (check after 10 minutes and turn pieces over, cook for another 10).
While your cauliflower is roasting put all of your other ingredients except the cheese of course in a skillet add salt and pepper to taste, saute on med heat until the veggies are tender 10-15 min. Turn off heat and set aside.
Take out a large oven safe plate, arrange the roasted cauliflower, top with the sauteed veggies, add the cheese, return plate to oven for a few minutes until cheese is bubbly (5-7 minutes). At this point prior to serving I added a bit of dried Mexican oregano but again totally optional…now you know Roasted Cauliflower Nachos works, so run with it and top it the way you would your favorite tortilla chips!